Volunteer as a HEY! Fund Panel Member
Help make decisions on allocating Happy Early Years (HEY!) funds to initiatives for expectant parents and families with 0-3s.
Our Happy Early Years (HEY!) Panel Members play a crucial role in deciding where HEY! funds should be allocated for initiatives providing activities and projects for expectant parents and families with 0-3s in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.
The Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund gives parents and carers the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £2500 to deliver initiatives for expectant parents and families with 0-3’s in the Better Start Bradford area.
As a HEY! Fund Panel member you will:
- Make decisions on Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund applications made by parents across the Better Start Bradford area.
- Attend and contribute to panel meetings (usually three per calendar year).
- Attend the Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund Annual Celebration event.
- Review and comment on applications made to the Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund.
- Promote and represent Better Start Bradford locally and share our key messages.
- Share your expertise and knowledge of your local community and area.
We are looking for people who:
- Live or work in the Better Start Bradford area and have parenting experience (parent, grandparent, carer) or knowledge of early years services
- Are passionate about making a difference and improving people’s lives, working with people from a range of backgrounds
- Have experience of using services for babies and young children, such as midwifery, social care, nurseries or family hubs
- Have been involved in any local groups or committees at a decision-making level, such as a community group, nursery or resident’s association
- Are able to speak with confidence in a large group of people and can encourage others to do the same
- Are able to see others’ points of view and can debate an issue calmly and assertively without judging others
Why volunteer as a HEY! Fund Panel Member?
- Receive regular support from the Better Start Bradford team
- Have access to a range of opportunities to enhance your skills
- Make a difference to the lives of expectant families and young children in your local area
If you have any questions, or to register your interest, please contact Shummel Uddin on 07986 671806 / 07715 643798 or email [email protected]
I really enjoy being a panel member and hearing about all the groups that are applying for funding. Some of the projects are really quite powerful and some of the groups really touch me.
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